Former U.S. ambassador to India Richard Verma has been named a fellow at Georgetown University.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Richard Verma, President Obama’s U.S. ambassador to India, has been named as Georgetown University’s newest SFS Centennial Fellow.

Verma managed an unprecedented nine meetings during his tenure as ambassador, as well as three summits between President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More than 100 new initiatives were inspired from the summits, and more than 40 government to government dialogues.

Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, known simply as the SFS, is one of the world’s premier international relation institutions, the Centennial Fellows program at the School of Foreign Service brings distinguished practitioners and scholars to be resources for students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the broader public.

“The Walsh School of Foreign Service is truly excited to have Rich Verma join us as a Centennial Fellow,” Senior Associate Dean Anthony Clark Arend said in a press release. “Ambassador Verma has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. He will bring to the School a unique perspective that will help all of us re-imagine our mission in a new and changing world.”

Verma will serve to help the school’s India Initiative, a signature program to advance research and teaching around India, world affairs and the United States.

Prior to his ambassadorship, Verma served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, where he led the State Department’s efforts on Capitol Hill. He worked in the Senate for many years, serving as Senior National Security Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader and he also worked in the House of Representatives. He is veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served on active duty as a Judge Advocate. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal.

“I’m really honored to be a part of the School of Foreign Service and the Centennial Fellows program,” Ambassador Verma said. “Georgetown has always been at the forefront of international relations scholarship, and I look forward to engaging with students, faculty and staff as we compare notes about developments in Asia, and in particular recent trends in India.”